Laser Skin Resurfacing – Manhattan Dermatologist

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If you are looking to rejuvenate dull, wrinkled, or loose skin, then laser skin resurfacing may be the right treatment for you. Utilizing the power of your skin's own natural rejuvenation ability, laser skin resurfacing can give you smoother, tighter, and more vibrant skin. Laser skin resurfacing comes in two main types: full ablative and fractional. Full ablative and fractional laser skin resurfacing requires some downtime, but gives results in one treatment, while fractional resurfacing can give much the same results with minimal downtime but over a series of treatments.

Which of these treatments is right for you depends on your skin, your goals, and your schedule. For personal recommendations about which type of laser skin resurfacing meets your needs, please call (212) 688-5882 today to schedule an appointment at JUVA Skin & Laser Center in central Manhattan.

How Laser Skin Resurfacing Works

Our skin is a remarkable organ. Not only is it the largest organ in the human body, capable of protecting the rest of the body from numerous environmental threats and hazards, it is also constantly renewing itself. However, the process of renewal slows as we age, which means our skin is more likely to show the hardships of its difficult job in the form of age spots, sun damage, wrinkles, and other signs of aging.

To reduce the appearance of these signs of aging, all that is necessary is to speed up the skin's normal process of shedding and renewal. Lasers are ideal for this because they can evenly and precisely remove the dull, damaged layers of skin without chemicals and without abrasion. Your deeper, younger layers of skin are exposed and your skin's natural healing response is stimulated, resulting in a smoother, tighter, and more vibrant skin.

Full Ablative vs. Fractional Laser Skin Resurfacing

Full ablative laser skin resurfacing is a time-honored method used for laser skin tightening and rejuvenation. An ablative laser is used to remove the outer layers of skin in the entire treatment area. The newly-exposed skin is red, tender, and needs protection. People generally take a week or so off from work to allow their skin to heal completely. When it recovers, the results are immediately obvious. This method of laser skin resurfacing gives great results, but few people want to take the time off from work for recovery, not to mention dealing with the inconvenience of staying out of the sun and the discomfort people experience from this style of laser skin resurfacing.

Fractional skin resurfacing is an exciting new technique that allows people to experience the same benefits without the downtime. Instead of removing all the skin in a treatment area, fractional skin resurfacing creates numerous microscopic wells that tap into the deeper layers of skin to stimulate the appropriate healing response and rejuvenation. Fractional skin resurfacing results in only minor discomfort and requires minimal downtime, though you should still protect your skin after treatment.

The only disadvantage of fractional laser skin resurfacing is that it requires multiple treatments to give the same results.

Why Choose JUVA Skin & Laser Center

The JUVA Skin & Laser Center is a pioneering laser dermatology practice. Our doctors and staff have extensive experience in the use of all types of laser skin treatments, including all types of laser skin resurfacing. We are also continually evaluating new developments in laser technology to ensure that we are using the best lasers available, and with more than 50 lasers available, we can select the one best suited to your skin and your cosmetic goals.

To learn more about what makes JUVA Skin & Laser Center unique, please contact us online or call our central Manhattan office at (212) 688-5882 to schedule an appointment.